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Press ReleaseMarch 4, 2022

Spectrum Originals High-Stakes Mystery Series 'Long Slow Exhale' to Premiere on Monday, April 4

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LOS ANGELESBasketball, scandal and mystery abound in Spectrum’s upcoming drama series LONG SLOW EXHALE, premiering exclusively on Spectrum (on-demand, free and without ads) on Monday, April 4. The gripping 12-episode series will drop three new episodes each week for four weeks until the finale on Monday, April 25.

Set in the competitive world of women’s college basketball, LONG SLOW EXHALE stars Rose Rollins (The L Word, The Catch), Josh Lucas (Ford v Ferrari, Yellowstone) and Ian Harding (Chicago Med, Pretty Little Liars). The drama follows J.C. Abernathy (Rollins), a successful head coach of a competitive women’s college basketball team who finds herself in the middle of a potentially career-shattering sexual abuse scandal. As she tries to find the truth among the many secrets she uncovers, she is forced to make hard decisions that will affect her, her family and the team of female athletes who all rely on her. Lucas will play Hillman Ford, athletic director of the university and Harding will play assistant coach Eddie Hagen.

Produced by Paramount Television Studios and Made Up Stories, LONG SLOW EXHALE comes from executive producer, showrunner and creator Pam Veasey (L.A.’s Finest, CSI: NY), director and executive producer Anton Cropper (L.A.’s Finest, Black-ish) and John Dove (L.A.’s Finest, Chicago P.D).  Bruna Papandrea (Big Little Lies, The Undoing) and Casey Haver (Tell Me Your Secrets) serve as executive producers for Made Up Stories.

Samantha Bartow, Shalini Bathina, Lyriq Bent, Tony Gonzalez and Famke Janssen also star in the series alongside Erin Croom, Brittney Elena, Enajite Esegine, Carmen Flood, Isabella Star LaBlanc, Anabella Raye and Jazmine Stewart.

About Spectrum Originals

Spectrum Originals is a premier destination for premium original series available exclusively to Spectrum video subscribers on-demand and ad-free. Currently available on the platform is Spectrum’s #1 Most Viewed series ever, Joe Pickett, led by famed filmmakers John Erick Dowdle and Drew Dowdle, along with the Hitchcockian thriller, Angela Black, written by renowned Emmy® and Golden Globe®-winning producers and screenwriters Harry and Jack Williams and starring Golden Globe Winner® Joanne Froggatt.  Other originals currently airing include the Michelle and Robert King- produced satirical drama, The Bite, two seasons of the Mark Strong-led thriller Temple, the popular limited series Mad About You, Manhunt: Deadly Games and Eden.  Upcoming series for Spectrum include the recently announced limited series A Spy Among Friends starring Golden Globe® and Emmy® Award-winner Damian Lewis and Emmy® Award-winner Guy Pearce, George & Tammy starring Academy Award® nominees Jessica Chastain and Michael Shannon who play the famed country music couple, Tammy Wynette and George Jones, Beacon 23, a sci-fi thriller starring Lena Headey and Stephan James.  Spectrum Originals is an initiative of Charter Communications.   The service launched in 2019 with the Sony and Bruckheimer-produced drama L.A.’s Finest, starring Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba.  More information on Spectrum Originals can be found at

About Charter

Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHTR) is a leading broadband connectivity company and cable operator serving more than 32 million customers in 41 states through its Spectrum brand. Over an advanced communications network, the company offers a full range of state-of-the-art residential and business services including Spectrum Internet®, TV, Mobile and Voice.  For small and medium-sized companies, Spectrum Business® delivers the same suite of broadband products and services coupled with special features and applications to enhance productivity, while for larger businesses and government entities, Spectrum Enterprise provides highly customized, fiber-based solutions. Spectrum Reach® delivers tailored advertising and production for the modern media landscape. The company also distributes award-winning news coverage, sports and high-quality original programming to its customers through Spectrum Networks and Spectrum Originals. More information about Charter can be found at

About Paramount Television Studios

Paramount Television Studios is a leading studio, developing and financing a wide range of cutting-edge and entertaining television content across all media platforms for distribution worldwide. The studio’s robust slate includes “The Offer” (Paramount+), “Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies” (Paramount+), “Fatal Attraction” (Paramount+), “American Gigolo” (Showtime), “Made For Love” (HBO Max), “Station Eleven” (HBO Max), “Shantaram” (Apple TV+), “Time Bandits” (Apple TV+), “Defending Jacob” (Apple TV+), “Home Before Dark” (Apple TV+), Tom Clancy’s “Jack Ryan” (Prime Video), “Reacher” (Prime Video), “Devil in the White City” (Hulu), “The Spiderwick Chronicles” (Disney+), “Joe Pickett” (Spectrum Originals), “Long Slow Exhale” (Spectrum Originals), “The Haunting of Bly Manor” (Netflix), and “The Haunting of Hill House” (Netflix) among others. Paramount Television Studios is a is a subsidiary of Paramount (NASDAQ: PARA; PARAA), a global content company with premier television, film and digital entertainment brands.

About Made Up Stories

Made Up Stories is a development and production company that amplifies distinctive voices to tell unforgettable stories about the diversity of human experience, driven primarily by multifaceted females on and off-screen. Made Up Stories was founded in 2017, and is led by Bruna Papandrea, the award-winning producer of the critically acclaimed HBO series BIG LITTLE LIES (eight Emmy Awards and four Golden Globe Awards).  Most recently, Made Up Stories produced the film adaptation of the inspiring international bestseller, PENGUIN BLOOM, directed by Glendyn Ivin and starring Naomi Watts, Andrew Lincoln and Jacki Weaver, that was released by Netflix, and THE DRY, based on the Jane Harper novel, from director Robert Connolly and starring Eric Bana, released by IFC in May 2021.  They are currently in post-production on the film adaptation of Netflix’s LUCKIEST GIRL ALIVE, based on the novel by Jessica Knoll, starring Mila Kunis, and directed by Mike Barker, that will be released in 2022.

On the television side, Made Up Stories recently premiered the genre-bending romantic comedy series WOLF LIKE ME for Peacock and Stan, written and created by Abe Forsythe, and starring Josh Gad and Isla Fisher. They executive produced THE UNDOING, starring Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant, directed by Susanne Bier and created by David E. Kelley, which was HBO’s most watched series of 2020, NINE PERFECT STRANGERS, based on best-selling author Liane Moriarty’s book, written by David E. Kelley and John Henry Butterworth, and starring Nicole Kidman and Melissa McCarthy, that premiered in August 2021 and immediately became Hulu’s most watched original series, ever, as well as, the hit Amazon Prime Video series TELL ME YOUR SECRETS created by Harriet Warner and starring Lily Rabe. They have four series premiering in 2022, including the Netflix thriller PIECES OF HER, adapted from Karin Slaughter’s book, created by Charlotte Stoudt and directed by Minkie Spiro, starring Toni Collette and Bella Heathcote; ANATOMY OF A SCANDAL, based on the international bestseller by Sarah Vaughan, created by David E. Kelley and Melissa James Gibson that S.J. Clarkson is directing, starring Sienna Miller and Michelle Dockery, for Netflix; the Spectrum Original series LONG SLOW EXHALE created by Pam Veasey, directed by Anton Cropper, and starring Rose Rollins; and the anthology series ROAR for Apple TV+, based on Cecelia Ahern’s short story collection, created by Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch, and starring Nicole Kidman, Cynthia Erivo, Merritt Wever, and Alison Brie. They are currently in production on the Amazon Prime Video series THE LOST FLOWERS OF ALICE HART, adapted by Sarah Lambert from Holly Ringland’s debut novel, and starring Sigourney Weaver.

Press Contacts

Scenario PR (on behalf of Spectrum Originals):

Jennifer Reed

310-750-9560 ext. 709 


Molly Kukla

310-750-9560 ext. 710 


Paramount Television Studios: 

Katie Stretesky



Charter Communications:

Justin Venech